The conducting and reporting of rural health research: rurality and rural population issues

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Title The conducting and reporting of rural health research: rurality and rural population issues
Author Robinson, A; Burley, M; McGrail, MR; Drysdale, M; Jones, R; Rickard, Claire
Journal Name Rural and Remote Health
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Australian Rural Health Education Network
Abstract Rurality and rural population issues require consideration when conducting and reporting on rural health research. A first article focused on the planning stage of the research. The objective of this article is to explore conducting and reporting issues that require attention when undertaking rural health research. The privacy of participants, the collection of data, the cultural traditions of Indigenous communities, the dissemination of results, and giving something back to the community, are all aspects of conducting and reporting rural health research that require attention. Procedures such as identifying the characteristics of the population, attention to safety issues when collecting data, the use of local liaison persons and acknowledging the ownership of intellectual property, increase the quality of the research outcomes. They are issues that are relevant to both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Procedures are available to address issues of particular concern in developing appropriate methods for rural health research. While we have concentrated on Australian issues, and possible solutions, rural localities in many other countries may face similar issues. In any rural setting, paying attention to issues that may affect the conducting and reporting of rural health research will hopefully result in studies that support the continued improvement of health in rural communities.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2005. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 5
Issue Number 4
Page from 1
Page to 7
ISSN 1445-6354
Date Accessioned 2007-05-10
Language en_AU
Comments Pagination not for citation purposes. Instead this article has a unique number: 427
Research Centre Menzies Health Institute Qld; Centre for Health Practice Innovation
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Nursing
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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